Below is the 1979 history of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Alvarado, Minnesota. Later, Bethlehem combined with Zion and Elim to create New Hope Lutheran.

1 - church 1907

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Centennial 1879-1979

2- Centenniel Bethlehem Lutheran Alvarado

3 - Dedication

Message from Pastor Gerald (Jerry) Holz

4 - Pastor Message

5 - History

6 - History

7 - 100 quilts

8 - History

9 - History

10 - History

Church Organists: Mona Heggestuen and Laura Sands
Pastors: C. T. Saugstad, Iver Tharaldsen, O.S. Houkom, Halvard Roalkvam, Hans Ostgulen, N. K. Kile, N. G. W. Knutson, S. J. Brekke, Harold S. Strand, Lawrence W. Halvorson, L. E. Brynestad, F. J. Eikeland, Stenberg, Merton Christianson, Dale Peterson, Brian Wermager, Gerald Holz
Church Presidents: L. T. Rykken, Martin Sands, Charles Fering, Adoph Batalden, Martin Johnson, Bill Sloll, I. N. Lodoen, George Sands, John Berg, Victor Edman, Albert Olson, J. W. Sands, Lee Selnes, Ralph Erickson, Lloyd Nordling, Dale Olson, Robert Sands, J. Wendell Sands

11 - Pastors

American Lutheran Church Women Presidents: Mrs. Ole Berg, Mrs. Charles Fering, Mrs. Hilma Fering, Mrs. Carl Holt, Mrs. Louis Larson, Mrs. Martin Sands, Mrs. Axel Peterson, Mrs. N. Thompson, Mrs. Otis Holt, Mrs. Henry Sands, Mrs. I. N. Lodoen, Mrs. George Sands, Mrs. Casper Christianson, Mrs. Victor Edman, Mrs. Ralph Erickson, Mrs. Lloyd Hill, Mrs. Albert Olson, Mrs. J. W. Sands, Mrs. Howard Ross, Mrs. James Bubb, Mrs. Lee Selnes, Mrs. Gladden Kollin, Mrs. Robert Iverson, Mrs. M. O. Sands, Mrs. Terry Beaudry

12 - Women

First Officers of Sewing Society: Mrs. Gunda Berg, Mrs. Martin Sands, Mrs. Louis Larson
1979 ALCW President: Mrs. Terry (Sharon) Beaudry
Rev. Hans Ostgulen

13 - Sewing

Arnt Olson home, Rev. Brekke, Mrs. E. W. Solyst, Mrs. Stella Edman, Mrs. Martha Olson, Mrs. Stella Sands

14 - Photos

Confirmation Class of 1925: Sophia Johnson, Myrtle Anderson, Chester Freegard, Rev. S. J. Brekke, Erling Lodoen, Morris Sands, Anna Holt, Bertha Holt, Margaret Sands, Lillian Thompson, Gladys Bergan, Martin Hillard, Andy Anderson, Ivelia Finseth, Arnold Fering
1979 Confirmation Class: Greg Gross, Karen Poole, James Yanish, LeAnne Jacobson, Pastor Holz, James Olson, Arnold Monk, Rolland Miller, Kathy Lindroth

15 - Photos

Bethlehem Choir: Stella Sands, Beatrice Holt, Norma Sands Rygh, Miss Ross, Eleanor Holt, Ivadelle Olson, Phyllis Lindroth, I. N. Lodoen, Mrs. Bill (Hannah) Haugen, Mrs. Ralph (Esther) Erickson,, Mrs. Henry (Julia) Sands, Mrs. Albert (Martha) Olson, Mrs. Victor (Stella) Edman, Alfred Sands, Rev. Brynestad, Gladden Edman, Emery Engen, Victor Edman, Kenneth Iverson, Al Roisum, Oliver Sands, George Sands, Henry Sands

16 - Photos

Centennial Committee: Lorraine Selnes, Verda Sands, Michal Sands, Wendell Sands, Sande Sands, Bob Sands, Jerry Holz, Doris Mackie, Connie Farder, Donna Monk, Herb Monk, Dale Olson, Lee Selnes

17 - Photos

18 - Membership